ERIC Number: ED350906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
Success and Survival Strategies for Women Faculty Members.
Sandler, Bernice Resnick
This paper offers a strategy for how women faculty members can change their behaviors in order to enhance their own careers in higher education. The paper opens by describing three types of issues that may hinder the advancement of women while noting that this guide addresses primarily the psychological aspects. Following this introduction seven general recommendations are listed which are: (1) being active on one's own behalf; (2) developing a strategy to guide progress over 5 years; (3) seeking information and advice; (4) keeping careful records; (5) working on more than one project at a time; (6) actively seeking professional feedback; and (7) developing a mentor and network of contacts. Following sections discuss the specific strategies in detail from being knowledgeable about institutional policies and regulations to networking and mentoring. A discussion of negotiating notes how often it is a part of professional dealings and suggests strategies for handling different situations. Handling discrimination is addressed including how to pick battles, controlling emotional responses to discrimination, and the use of humor. Personal presentation and questions of self-confidence are also discussed including: how to promote oneself, how to handle sexual harassment, other sexual issues, interviews, working the system, and relationships with students. Nineteen notes and 20 references are included. (JB)
Descriptors: Assertiveness, Career Development, Change Strategies, College Faculty, Faculty Handbooks, Faculty Promotion, Higher Education, Mentors, Recordkeeping, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Social Networks, Women Faculty
Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($5 plus $2 postage).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, New York, NY. College Retirement Equities Fund.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.